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Jay Trapani

Professional Qualifications

  • Successful Businessman

  • Graduate of the University of New Orleans in Management and Marketing

  • Experienced in Grant Writing and acquiring financing to fund specific projects

  • Extensive experience acquiring financing from Federal, State, and local government agencies to fund specific projects

  • Extensive experience negotiating contracts

  • Created and implemented marketing plans for public and private institutions

  • Worked with insurance adjustors after hurricanes to restore a private institution

Community Leadership

  • Member of St. Clare's Finance Committee​

  • Board Member of Hancock Health Foundation

  • Graduate of Hancock County Leadership Class 2017

  • Former Executive Director of Hope Haven 

  • Member of Coastal Conservation Association (CCA)

  • Served as board member and coach in youth baseball, basketball, and soccer in Waveland/Bay St. Louis

  • Elementary School Advisory Council member for 7 years

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